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The shaping of the French-Belgian North Sea coast throughout recent geology and history
Houthuys, R.; De Moor, G.; Sommé, J. (1993). The shaping of the French-Belgian North Sea coast throughout recent geology and history, in: Hillen, R. et al. (Ed.) Coastlines of the Southern North Sea. Coastlines of the World, : pp. 27-40
In: Hillen, R.; Verhagen, H.J. (Ed.) (1993). Coastlines of the Southern North Sea. Coastlines of the World. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York. ISBN 0-87262-967-8. 363 pp., more
In: Magoon, O.T. (Ed.) Coastlines of the World. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York, more

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  • VLIZ: Non-living Marine Topics [63994]
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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Coastal morphology; Geology; Historical account; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Houthuys, R., more
  • De Moor, G., more
  • Sommé, J.

Abstract
    The present-day French-Belgian North Sea coastal barrier and coastal plain were shaped after the last lee Age, when especially between 10,000 and 5,000 years ago the global sea level underwent a rapid rise and the gently sloping northern part of the Flemish plain and the incised river mouths were flooded. The present paper brings an integrated overview of the French-Belgian coastal plain's recent geological and historical evolution, such as it is documented by the sedimentary record as well as by historical sources. The geologic approach provides indirect and environmental evidence for the coastal barrier dynamics. Also, some implications on present-day coastal management are given.

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